Hopewell School Board Hears Concerns About Band Uniforms, Hires Basketball Coach

(Hopewell Twp., Beaver County, Pa.) The Hopewell School Board held its work session Tuesday night  and some parents feel there is not enough emphasis on the band students, and more on sports.  One parent told the board, “They are just as important as sports teams. “The board approved the purchase of 150 uniforms at a cost of $77,046.55 from Demoulin Brothers and Company through the COSTARS Cooperative Purchasing Program, and funds will be taken from the capital reserve fund.

Mark D’Alessandris was hired as the basketball coach for the 2022-23 basketball season. He will be paid  $7,061.00. He was the assistant coach.

The board voted to eliminate one second grade teaching position at Independence Elementary School, and 6th grade position at the junior high school.  Four new teaching positions  were approved due to enrollment  for the upcoming school year, grade 4 at Independence, grade 5 at the junior high and a special ed teacher at the junior high/high school.
The board meets on Tuesday, may 24 at 7 p.m. for its regular meeting.